Student parking information

Parking permits

Parking and Transportation Services offers a variety of parking permit options.

  • Daily
  • Commuter ten pack: 10 daily permits for the price of nine available for purchase once per semester
  • Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday
  • Monthly
  • Semester
  • Annual
  • Short-term hourly, More information regarding short-term parking.
  • Lower-cost, remote parking (served by shuttle to campus)
  • Motorcycle permits (valid only in motorcycle parking spaces or in any hourly designated parking space)
  • Low-powered scooters (under 50 cc or 4476 watts) must have a CSU parking permit and park in motorcycle designated spaces

Enforcement

Parking on campus is monitored through a virtual permit system that scans your license plate. Your license plate is linked to your parking permit.

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid CSU parking permit or park in designated hourly parking spaces and pay at a pay station.

  • Vehicles must be parked so that a valid license plate or temporary registration is clearly visible from the drive lane.
  • A parking permit allows for one vehicle to park on campus at any given time.
  • A parking permit can have multiple vehicles on the permit to allow for flexibility when determining which vehicle is driven to campus, however multiple vehicles can not park on campus under the same permit, at the same time. If both vehicles listed on a single permit need to be on campus at the same time, a second permit must be purchased to cover the duration needed or park in hourly parking to avoid a significant citation fine for permit misuse.
  • For more information regarding regulations please follow this link.
  • Please select the following links for more information regarding a citation or how to appeal a citation.

Overnight parking on campus is permitted in the Research Blvd parking lot with a valid CSU permit or in pay by hour designated spaces on the first level of the Lake Street and South College parking garages only. Overnight parking in CSU Apartments or Residence Halls designated parking areas is only permissible with a valid CSU Resident Hall or CSU Apartment permit.

Please carefully review signs posted at the entrance to each parking area for specific enforcement times and permit requirements. Parking is enforced 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, year-round or as posted, including fall, winter, spring and summer breaks. Residence hall parking spaces and other designated areas have extended enforcement hours. CSU apartments, Lake Street Garage and South College Ave Garage restrictions are applicable 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Visitor parking

Visitors can purchase a daily parking permit or park in designated hourly parking areas and pay at a pay station or the WaytoPark app on their phone, following the Purchase Permit link below to create an account and purchase your online parking permit.

Game day parking

Regular CSU parking permits are not valid during on days when football games are played at Canvas Stadium.

All CSU parking spaces, including street and hourly spaces, are reserved and specially permitted for game attendance parking only and other university allocation (e.g., ADA parking, faculty, staff and students whose jobs require them to be on campus on game days, and student residence hall repark).

Students who live on campus must move their vehicles to restricted parking areas during designated hours before a game, as part of the university’s repark program. Vehicles can return to residence hall parking after the game. More information about repark requirements and hours for game day.

Students who wish to attend the game and park on campus must pre-purchase (no day-of-game sales) a single game or season pass parking permit through Athletics. More information regarding game day parking and transportation.

Purchasing a permit

Parking permits can be purchased using cash, credit or student account. Log in with your CSU ename and epassword to purchase a permit or add or delete vehicles to your permit.

Purchasing a permit does not guarantee available parking in specific lots near your distention. Please allow adequate time to park and walk or take the Horn to your destination.

Around the Horn, a free shuttle, connects parking areas to stops across our main campus. More information, schedule and stops.

If you need assistance please contact our office at (970) 491-7041 or visit us in office at 1508 Center Avenue.

Permit refunds will not be issued on monthly and daily permits. No refunds on semester and six month permits after 14 days. Annual permits may be eligible for a refund at a prorated rate based on date of purchase and are subject to a restocking and administrative fee. Refunds on annual permits will not be issued after March 31.

Parking and Transportation Services is a self-funded department; no tax revenue, general funds, student fees or tuition funds support parking on campus. All maintenance and operations are paid by parking permit fees and citation revenue.

Please click on your status below to see the permit options and prices you qualify for.

Annual permits

Annual permits are available for students who live off campus. New annual permits for each academic year are required beginning on Aug. 15 and are valid through Aug. 14 of the following year.

Overnight parking is permitted only in the Research Blvd parking lot with a valid CSU permit or customers can choose to pay by hour on the first level, in designated pay by hour spaces, of the Lake Street and South College parking garages.

Permit prices in the table below show annual pricing. Semester, monthly and daily options are also available if you want more flexibility. Contact parking and Transportation Services for more information.

 

Annual permit prices

*Semester, monthly and daily options are also available.

Permit Code Type Description Annual Price
H ADA commuter student permit Long-term ADA parking for students who live off campus $569
M Motorcycle permit For CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive a motorcycle or scooter $293
Z Student who commute permit Permit for students who live off campus $569
CP Student carpool For students who split permit cost  to carpool and park designated carpool space $569
LD LEED For staff, faculty, or students who drive an eligible low emissions vehicle and park in a designated LEED parking space NA
EV Electric vehicle For staff, faculty, or students who drive an eligible electric vehicle and park in a designated electric vehicle parking space NA
MB Moby Arena remote lot For staff, faculty, or students to park only in the Moby Arena lot $424
RB Research Blvd remote lot For staff, faculty, or students to park only in the Research Blvd lot $266

Annual permits are available for students who on campus in residence halls. New annual permits are required Aug 15 of each calendar year.

Permit prices in the table below show annual pricing. Semester, monthly and daily options are also available if you want more flexibility. Contact parking and Transportation Services for more information.

The code in the table identifies the permit designated area.View permit sign examples to understand permit eligibility areas on campus or a link to the campus map.

Annual permit prices

Code Type Description Annual Price
H ADA resident student permit Long-term ADA parking for students who live on campus $667
IR International House resident student permit For students living in Allison, Parmelee, Corbett, Laurel Village, Westfall, and Durward Halls for remote parking $188
M Motorcycle permit For staff, faculty, or students who drive a motorcycle or scooter $293
Q Resident student permit For students living in Allison, Parmelee, or Corbett residence halls $667
W Resident student permit For students living in Braiden or Newsom Halls $667
X Resident student permit For students living in a residence hall $667
XR Ingersoll remote permit For students living in a residence hall for remote parking $424
RB Research Blvd remote lot For staff, faculty, or students to park only in the Research Blvd lot $266

Annual permits for students who live in university apartments are required each calendar year, beginning on June 1. Individuals must have their housing assignment and the lease effective date must be within 30 days before a parking permit can be purchased. Only the person listed on the lease may purchase a permit for apartment parking areas.

Permit prices in the table below show annual pricing. Contact parking and Transportation Services for more information.

The code in the table identifies the permit designated area. View permit sign examples to understand permit eligibility areas on campus or a link to the campus map.

Annual permit prices

Code Type Description Annual Price
I International House permit For residents living in International House $150
M Motorcycle permit For residents who drive a motorcycle or scooter $293
S University Village permit For residents living in University Village $150
T Aggie Village Family permit For residents living in Aggie Village Family $310
U Aggie Village permit For residents living in Aggie Village $667
RB Research Blvd Remote Lot For University apartment residents (parking in Research Blvd lot only) $150

Aggie Village

Housing and Dining Services contracts with Parking and Transportation Services to only sell permits for the number of spaces available at Aggie Village ensuring parking is not over-sold. A waitlist has been set up for students that want to purchase a permit for the Aggie Village parking lot. Students are eligible to join the waitlist 30 days prior to the lease effective date and have an option to sign up for the T (Aggie Village Family parking lot) or U (Aggie Village parking lot) permit or both. Students adding their name to both waitlists should ensure that they assign priority to their preferred permit (U or T) because once you become eligible on the waitlist for your preferred permit, the system will send notification and remove you from your secondary preferred waitlist. If you aren’t eligible for your primary waitlist request, the system will go automatically to your secondary preference and send notification. Individuals on the waitlist will receive notification when the permit is available to purchase and have seven days (day one starts on the notification date) to purchase the permit. If after seven days the permit has not been purchased the permit will be made available to the next student on the waitlist, you will lose your place on the waitlist and be required to rejoin waitlist.

Aggie Village residents who currently have permits for spring term but are leaving for summer will have to reapply to seek a permit for fall. Having an existing permit does not assure getting another permit when there is a gap in residency.

Parking is enforced until 8 p.m. to ensure that residents are able to return to their apartment prior to 8 p.m. and have a parking space. Aggie Village (U) permit holders are permitted to park in the T or Research Blvd (#740) parking lots in the event that parking spaces are not available during non-enforcement hours. If residents identify a vehicle parked without a valid permit they can notify the RA for follow up with the driver of the vehicle in question.

Aggie Village Family and all other CSU apartment housing do not have waitlist for their parking areas.

International House and University Village

Residents of International House and University Village are eligible to purchase two apartment parking permits and a student commuter (Z) permit for parking closer to campus, if desired.

Accessible parking and parking permits

CSU offers accessible parking across campus following the Americans with Disabilities Act. To use the ADA spaces, parkers must both have ADA authorization and pay for parking. For the convenience of the CSU community, we have ADA parking permits which cover both.

ADA permit authorization:

  • CSU recognizes ADA plates and placards from all states. To turn that into a CSU authorization, please bring your vehicle ADA plate registration your ADA placard registration to our office so we can have a copy on file. Temporary placards will grant temporary ADA permit authorization.
  • Download and print our Medical Authorization form and take it to your physician and have them fill out the physician section. Then bring the completed and signed form to our office.
  • Bring a completed and signed State of Colorado ADA application to our office.
  • ADA plates and placards can be used with a regular CSU parking permit or in the hourly parking.

ADA permits

  • If you have a state issued plate or placard or a Medical Authorization indicating limited mobility you will be issued a CSU ADA permit for the duration of the authorization. Permanent authorizations have no expiration.
  • If you do not currently have a parking permit, the medical permit will be priced at our monthly, semester, or annual rate.
  • CSU ADA permits are valid in A, B, E, I, Q, S, T, U, W, X, and Z lots, all ADA permit spaces, all ADA time spaces, and client spaces.
  • [Student Only] CSU Medical A permits are valid in A and Z lots. If you live in a Residence Hall, the permit will also be valid in the Q, W, or X lots near your Hall.
  • Your permit authorizes the vehicles linked to it to park in ADA spaces as long as you are the driver or a passenger in the vehicle.
  • If you cannot come to our office in person, you may send a representative with the required authorization and a completed permit application.

ADA visitors

  • Short term visitors to campus will usually find it more convenient to utilize their ADA plate or placard in conjunction with a daily permit or pay for time in an hourly space.
  • Your ADA plate or placard allows parking in ADA spaces as long as the person it is registered to is the driver or a passenger in the vehicle.
  • You must purchase a permit or pay for the time.